Just the other day Mahira Khan told the BBC that Bollywood was never her priority. Now in the trailer of her new Pakistani film 7 Din Mohabbat In(I swear,that’s what it’s called )Mahira is actually heard mouthing the corny “Lovemein no thank you no sorry” line from Salman Khan’s Maine Pyar Kiya.
This, just a few days after her video where she is seen mouthing Lata Mangeshkar’s Jahan bhi jaati hoon wohichale jaate ho from the Raj Kapoor-Nargis starrer Chori Chori.
Evidently Mahira is far from done with Bollywood.
I am sure Vishal Bhardwaj would love to cast Mahira in the sequel to Rangoon. He has declared in the Indian press that he “loves” Pakistan and that Fawad Khan is a “superstar” in India.
I am sure both Mahira and Fawad would be cast by Vishal Bhardwaj shortly,if not in the same film then separately.
In the meanwhile Mahira’s friend Ranbir Kapoor’s father Rishi Kapoor has expressed a yearning to visit Peshawar the Pakistani town that the Kapoors originally hailed from. I am sure Mahira would love to take MrRishi Kapoor around whenever he visits.
The buzz is that the unofficial embargo on Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood is likely to be lifted.
A source from the ruling party informs, “There was never a ban as such. It’s entirely up to Bollywood whether it wants to work with Pakistani artistes or not.”
This is a clear slackening in the determination to keep the neighbours out.